Health Minister to Host Webcast from Geneva on Ebola

In what was termed as a repeat of last year’s final, symptoms   Nile Special University Football League’s defending champions Makerere University Business School has cruised through to the semifinals after brushing off last year’s runners up Kyambogo University by 3-2 aggregate victory despite drawing level results in a chaotic second leg last eight clash.

The visitors, this site Kyambogo drew first blood just in the opening three minutes through Ssali Najjibu after comprehensively shaking MUBS defense.

The reigning champions got back in the game in the hour mark from  Andrew Obonyo’s controversial strike that virtually stopped the game for several minutes following crowd trouble from angry Kyambogo fans who believed it was a goal from an offside position.

Mubs joins Uganda Martyrs University who stunned UCU on Wednesday and Makerere University.
The State Minister for Health, click  Sarah Opendi, will on October 19, 2015 host an interactive webcast from Geneva to deliberate on Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases in Geneva, Switzerland.

The summit organised by the UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS will be attended by over 100 scientists and researchers from Africa.

Other co-hosts on the panel include Mr Stefan Oschmann, Vice Chairman of the Executive Board and Deputy CEO of Merck, President of International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA); Mrs Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO and Mr George Godia, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Kenya to UNESCO.

According to the organizers, during the summit, Merck Living Innovation will announce the five African winners of the awards for Emergent Young Researchers, with the first three award winners having a fellowship program for six months in Merck R&D hub in Germany and Switzerland.

The UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS aims to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation.


The annual Summit contributes to building research capacity in the African research community, with special focus on Ebola and emergent infectious diseases.

The Summit will also showcase innovative research, taking place in projects, programs and initiatives across African universities.

It will further identify Scientific Research Priorities for Evolving Health Needs, and identify opportunities to Capitalise on HIV Research Capacities for Emerging Infectious Diseases in Africa such as Ebola.

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